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AYRI- On my Birthday

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I’m now another year older and I’m challenged to make this year better than the one before as I pursue growth.  I attended the Live2Lead event last year and was greatly challenged by John Maxwell’s talk on growth. He’d recently celebrated a birthday and shared on how he sought to pursue growth in the year ahead. He highlighted the following about growth:

  1. Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow will get better.
  2. Growth means change.
  3. Growth is a great separator between those who succeed & those that don’t succeed.
  4. Growth is joy!

My key takeaway and what I’m reminding myself of as I look ahead for this coming year is this:

Am I simply adding another year to my life or life to another year?


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  1. Christopher Bowen says:

    Happy belated Birthday Tamika, hope you enjoyed if to the fullest. Love2Lead was great and your post has been very encouraging. As we peruse growth it wouldn’t be easy but worth it. Enjoy the journey to always add life to another year.

    1. Thanks Chris. Yes, looking forward to Live2Lead 2017 🙂 In the meantime, I’ll focus on adding life to each day, month and year.

  2. Susan Greene says:

    Great stuff Tamika!! A timely reminder to make everyday count by adding life to every year!

    1. Thank you Susan. If we work on it daily, the year will be great!

  3. I love John Maxwell and I loved this post. “Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow will get better.”- love this.

    1. Thanks Maria. Everything John Maxwell shares is so powerful. Enjoy making your tomorrow better as you pursue growth.

  4. Joan Marshall says:

    Tamika the world is your oyster. You can hitch your wagon to a star. The sky is the limit for you. I see the above as a challenge. Looking over my life I think it has been successfulI. I have done quite a lot and look forward to doing more, I always leave something on my list to do tomorrow. My greatest success however was in helping to raise my grandsons. Let me tell you I did not have a lot of success in writing this comment. I wrote it and lost it twice before. Tamika I am sure you will be successful.

    1. Thank you. You have certainly added lots of life to your years.

  5. Monica says:

    Powerful Tams. You have such an inquisitive mind that I know you already have projects you wish to accomplish. This is your time so go for it. We are standing with you. Monica

    1. Tamika G says:

      Thanks so much for your support Monica. Looking forward to the completion of your project too 🙂

  6. Marjorie says:

    Wow!!! Good food for thought. Even as God has me in a place where He is using ALL my experiences to grow me I am encouraged by your post. It’s not easy but I want to add another life to my year!!

    1. Tamika G says:

      Thank you Marjorie. We’ll keep encouraging each other to add life to our year 🙂

  7. Tamika Happy birthday!!!
    Thanks for this really encouraging piece. I love the key points you referenced about growth. It truly is the great separator to lasting success.

    1. Tamika G says:

      Thank you Raquel. You learn so much from John Maxwell ?

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